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Bus Stop
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48%
Stop Stop Stop
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29%
On A Carousel
5
24%
 
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 22 Nov 2017, 16:36

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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Hepcat » 22 Nov 2017, 16:44

Excellent band! I voted for Stop Stop Stop.

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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Sneelock » 22 Nov 2017, 16:46

an excellent choice!!
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby toomanyhatz » 22 Nov 2017, 17:10

"Stop Stop Stop" is an odd little song. I approve!
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Zombeels » 22 Nov 2017, 17:23

Like all 3 songs about the same. Don't make me choose.
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 22 Nov 2017, 17:45

On a Carousel is special because of the way it builds. Give it a listen!
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby toomanyhatz » 22 Nov 2017, 18:32

If anything I like them a bit more now than I did then, but just for posterity:

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Re: three from The Hollies

Postby sloopjohnc » 22 Nov 2017, 18:48

The Modernist wrote:Bus Stop is my favourite there, but I don't rate them that highly as a band.


I just read an interview with Graham Gouldman in Shindig about his songwriting, and he brought up Bus Stop, which he wrote. He said he was trying to inject some social realism into pop music, same as he was trying to do with No Milk Today, which he also wrote.

I was listening to a Hollies comp while on the treadmill the other week. Man, they did a lot of covers.
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby The Modernist » 22 Nov 2017, 18:51

toomanyhatz wrote:If anything I like them a bit more now than I did then, but just for posterity:

viewtopic.php?t=85954


I'm not convinced by the claims made for them at all. The problem I have is with the songs they do (whether self-written or by others), they often have this commercial run of the mill quality to them - and that's a shame because they do have a really good sound. There are probably some nuggets I've yet to discover though perhaps.

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Re: Cheer for The Hollies

Postby Samoan » 22 Nov 2017, 18:58

I'll take a turn on a carousel.
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby sloopjohnc » 22 Nov 2017, 18:58

The Modernist wrote:The problem I have is with the songs they do (whether self-written or by others), they often have this commercial run of the mill quality to them - and that's a shame because they do have a really good sound.


That's funny because that's kinda the conclusion I came too also after listening to them recently.
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2017, 03:39

Count Machuki wrote:the secret weapon was the drummer....

Oh, everybody knows about him by now.

The real secret weapon is Tony Hicks (guitar).

They were patchy, sure, but glorious at their best. I love all three songs here (although I prefer Herman's Hermits' take on "Bus Stop").

I picked "Carousel".
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 23 Nov 2017, 03:49

Charlie O. wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:the secret weapon was the drummer....

Oh, everybody knows about him by now.

The real secret weapon is Tony Hicks (guitar).

They were patchy, sure, but glorious at their best. I love all three songs here (although I prefer Herman's Hermits' take on "Bus Stop").

I picked "Carousel".


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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 23 Nov 2017, 03:59

Alice Cooper borrowed from this one...

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Re: sneer at The Hollies

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A few more...








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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Muskrat » 23 Nov 2017, 04:12

I just bought a multi-disc set primarily because it includes the “Buddy Holly” album; then bought another comp strictly for “Wings.” All the Hollies I need.
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Positive Passion » 23 Nov 2017, 06:35

Second tier, but at the top of the second tier. I like them a lot, and saw them live in the mid eighties at the Southport Pavilion, shortly before the re-release of he ain't heavy which went to number one. They saw themselves at that stage as a band with a few good songs who had had a decent career.

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Re: three from The Hollies

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 23 Nov 2017, 08:18

The Modernist wrote:For all their musicianship and vocal abilities, they were always much closer to Hermans Hermits than The Kinks.

This is very much how I see them. I guess I also have marginal tastes. I just have never felt the need to explore. Things may change one day...
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Osgood » 23 Nov 2017, 11:36

One of those bands that I never felt the need to explore beyond a decent comp. But a decent Hollies comp is a cracker.
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Re: sneer at The Hollies

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 23 Nov 2017, 12:32

Osgood wrote:One of those bands that I never felt the need to explore beyond a decent comp. But a decent Hollies comp is a cracker.


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